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2015 Minority Business Award Recipients Announced in Holland

2015 Minority Business Award Recipients Announced in Holland

Approximately 225 guests were in attendance on Wednesday, April 22nd at The Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Midtown Center to honor two recipients for the 2015 Minority Business Award.

Lon Aguilar of Promesa Logistics and Andrew Lebron of the Bank of Holland were both honored. Lon became an entrepreneur in 1997, starting a business as a sole operator. As it grew, the company held the philosophy to provide a very personalized service for their customers. The company has grown 50% and looks forward to continued growth.

He was chosen using the following criteria:

He was a member of the West Coast Chamber

He is a minority business owner

He has been in business more than 3 years

His company demonstrates strong financial stability

Muskegon student named "Student teacher of the Year"

Muskegon student named "Student teacher of the Year"

News Release:

Juan Carlos Lozano, a Baker College student, has been named Michigan’s Student Teacher of the Year by the Michigan Association of Teacher Educators (MATE). Placing third in the statewide competition is another Baker College student, Wendy Roehl.

The two Baker College students will be recognized for their exemplary teaching skills at the MATE spring conference, Saturday, April 18, in Jackson.

As Michigan’s Student Teacher of the Year, Lozano will represent the state in the student teacher competition of the National Association of Teacher Educators.

“Juan and Wendy are truly outstanding, and we are extremely proud of them and their accomplishments,” said Christine M. Schram, Ph.D., dean of the Baker College School of Education. “Their success is reflective of the quality of Baker College instructors and our strong teacher preparation program in which nearly 600 students are currently enrolled throughout the state.”

Coffee Hour with Representative Holly Hughes

Coffee Hour with Representative Holly Hughes

State Representative Holly Hughes announced April Coffee hours to meet with people in her 101st  district. Everyone attending has the opportunity to discuss state and local issues of interest.

Below are the times and places where she will be meeting people:

Friday, April 24th   9:30 – 10:30am  Toast N’ Jams at 3462 Henry St. in Norton Shores

Monday, April 27th   10:00 – 11:00am   Holton Township Hall at 6511 Holton Whitehall Rd. in Holton

Monday, April 27th   11:30am – 12:30pm  Mr. Quick at 5501 East Apple Ave in Muskegon

No appointment is necessary for district office  hours; residents unable to meet Rep. Hughes during the above scheduled times can contact her office toll free at 877-633-0331 or by e-mail at HollyHughes@house.mi.gov

My Town: Bill to help college-bound veterans advances to Senate

My Town: Bill to help college-bound veterans advances to Senate

MONTAGUE, Mich.—A bill that would provide college credit to those who served their country in the military is on its way to Michigan’s Senate.

House Bill 4060 would require state public universities to inform veteran applicants about college credits for their past military service.  The bill would also require universities review a veteran’s Joint Services Transcript. 

The bi-partisan legislation was sponsored by state Rep. Holly Hughes of Montague.

“When you serve our country in the military, your experience and hard work should be recognized when you transition back into civilian life,” said Hughes. “Our veterans shouldn’t be taken advantage of by charging them twice and forcing them to take classes over again. In states that have implemented similar legislation, veterans have seen significant savings, sometimes upwards of $30,000 and a year’s worth of college courses.”

The bill passed 110-0 in the State House Friday.

Muskegon Y's Club 52nd Annual White Elephant Sale

Muskegon Y's Club 52nd Annual White Elephant Sale

Muskegon Y’s Club will hold its’ 52nd Annual White Elephant Sale on Friday, May 8th and Saturday, May 9th at the Folkert Community Hub, side entrance, located at 640 Seminole Rd. Early Birds admitted at 8am with a $5.00 donation.

This event started in 1963 and since then has given the club an opportunity to help children in a very positive way. Because everyone volunteers, the money raised from the sale goes directly to the YMCA and Camp Pendalouan. The bulk of the money goes to finance camp scholarships for a great number of children in the area.

The public can help in many ways. Donate goods in good condition, like furniture, household goods, office equipment, tools, building materials and supplies. The club will pick donations up at no cost to you. Cash donations along with gift cards or certificates are welcomed. The club will provide a receipt for your tax donations.

My Town Muskegon: Career Tech students earn first place in engineering competition

My Town Muskegon: Career Tech students earn first place in engineering competition

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MUSKEGON, Mich. (Muskegon Area Career Tech Center)-- Computer Aided Design students from the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center demonstrated their skill at Muskegon Community College’s annual drafting competition sponsored by the American Foundry Society. MACTC students earned top spots at the event this year with winners in first through fifth place.

My Town: Your masterpiece could grace the walls of the U.S. Capitol

My Town: Your masterpiece could grace the walls of the U.S. Capitol

GRANDVILLE, Mich.—Congressman Bill Huizenga is looking for student artwork to adorn the U.S. Capitol.

Now through April 17, high school students from the Second District are encouraged to submit their entries in this year’s Congressional Art Competition.  Each student may only submit one entry to Congressman Huizenga’s office, located at 4555 Wilson Ave. SW in Grandville.

"The Congressional Art Competition is an excellent platform for young artists to challenge themselves and explore their artistic ability as well as their creativity,” said Huizenga. “Students from across West Michigan have impressed thousands of visitors to the U.S. Capitol with their artwork and I cannot wait to see what this year’s competition has in store.”